The thrills and excitement of CES 2017 are now over, after an action-packed event filled with a dazzling array of new devices and other major announcements. Razer was among the many companies showing off its newest products, but the show came to a sad end on Sunday, as it revealed the theft of two devices from its booth.
"I've just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today," Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said in a post on Facebook. "We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working with the show management as well as law enforcement to address this issue." He added that Razer had not ruled out industrial espionage, raising the possibility that another company had been responsible for the theft.
In a statement to Polygon, Razer clarified that the two stolen prototypes were those of its remarkable Project Valerie gaming notebook, a distinctive device that features three built-in 17.3-inch displays, each with 4K resolution. "The product was taken from the Razer press room at approximately 4pm on Sunday, January 8, 2017," Razer explained. It added that it is offering a $25,000 reward "for original information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a criminal suspect."
Razer, in its sole discretion, will decide who is entitled to a reward and in what amount. Razer may pay only a portion of the maximum reward offered. The decision will be based primarily upon law enforcement's evaluation of the value of the information provided. When there are multiple claimants, the reward will be shared in amounts determined by Razer. Razer associates are not eligible for the reward. This reward offer is good for one year from the date it is first offered, unless extended by Razer. Information about the theft can be sent to email@example.com. Razer will not publicly disclose material that it receives or details about respondents, except to those persons with whom Razer is directly working to resolve this matter or as may be required by law.”